The amount of time the average person is sitting a day. Sitting is related to obesity, hypertension, high blood pressure, and depression.
The amount of time the average person spends in front of a screen. Poor eye health, sleep disruption, and tension headaches are related to screen time.
The number of Americans – 1 in every 4 – who have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours. Back pain, neck pain, and headaches are the most common, and sitting is related to each.
The number of U.S. workers, based on a 2015 Gallup Poll, who are considered “engaged” at work. The other 68 percent show up to work and provide minimum effort for their employer and customers.
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The biomechanics of sitting place the body in a triple flexed position involving the knees, hips, and thoracic spine. The body’s muscles, bones, and nerves over time begin to adapt to this posture through neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to change and reorganize itself. Neuroplasticity creates neural pathways within the body – strengthening what we use more, and inhibiting what we use less. Unfortunately, this creates inevitable challenges when upright; our ability to walk, reach, and lunge are not as efficient and effective when called upon.
Several techniques offered through WorkFit and the Matrix System* can combat neuroplasticity. Rewind is a technique in which the body is conditioned in the reverse of the main action or focus; i.e., instead of sitting, the body is placed in upright positions that lengthen the knees, hips, and spine. Intermittent bouts of Rewind can disrupt the neural pathways for sitting.
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Realign techniques create a mobility sequence that are directly opposite of sitting. Instead of a triple flexed position, the body is conditioned in triple extension at the knees, hip, and spine; fundamental movements such as lunging and reaching are its primary cornerstones.
Finally, since sitting is the primary position of many office employees, the focus of the Rejuvenate technique is to “push the envelope” of success while sitting. Fundamental actions such as squatting, reaching, and performance breathing are designed in a sequence to enhance your ability to move within the chair.
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Workouts are designed to optimize the way our bodies move in our surrounding space – whether the job is singular focused (fixed sitting) or multi-task focused. The WorkFit program consists of 8 performance tracks built to progress with each workout. Movement focuses on improving mobility and enhancing stability strength.
Your employees answer a few questions that can quickly trigger localized workouts for the day. Localized sessions focus on areas of the body that are challenging the employee that day, and typically target common areas such as low back, neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists.